Trainspotting fan threatened with jail time after blasting Born Slippy on repeat


A Trainspotting fan who blasted dance anthem Born Slippy on repeat could face jail time if he doesn’t keep his music down.

Clyde Taylor constantly played the Underworld hit despite demands from officials to stop.

The hit made up the iconic soundtrack to nineties cult classic flick, Trainspotting which was set in Edinburgh.

Taylor, 55, had his stereo equipment, speakers, large screen television, amplifiers, and electric guitar seized twice by council officials, but replaced the gear every time.

After ignoring a ‘polite’ request to keep the noise down, police took firm action, Manchester Evening News reports.

Now he has been hit with an order which prevents him from “permitting music to be played at a level that can be heard outside the property”.

Manchester and Salford Magistrates court was told the noise continued during the working week as well as at weekends.

Now they have backed Salford Council’s application for the first ever criminal behaviour order against statutory noise nuisance in Greater Manchester.

The order lasts five years and magistrates warned him that if he breaches the order he could be arrested and jailed.

Councillor David Lancaster, the council’s lead member for environment and community safety, said: “This is an unprecedented case which could have been avoided with a bit of neighbourly consideration. If he had complied with the first polite request to keep the noise down none of this would have been necessary.

“We will always try to resolve noise complaints without resorting to the law but if people refuse to be reasonable and considerate then we will use our full powers.

“It is the first time we have used a criminal behaviour order to tackle noise nuisance but, if need be, it will not be the last time we use these powers. We will be monitoring the property and I hope the gentleman fully appreciates if he breaches the order he could be jailed. We will have no hesitation in going back to court if this nuisance doesn’t stop.”

Via dailyrecord.co.uk


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